seanparkerphotography

Sean Parker

🌎Travel | Landscape Photographer 🎥Timelapse Cinematographer ⛺️ BTS: @seanparkeradventures 📍Tucson, AZ🌵💫 📷International Workshops & Content Licensing:

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A gorgeous sunset at the University of Arizona’s Mt Lemmon SkyCenter. —— I just wrapped up a private Astrophotography Workshop up at the Mt Lemmon SkyCenter @skycenter1 ! My clients were treated to a beautiful sunset before we started shooting galaxies, nebulas, and star clusters last night. I feel so lucky to be apart of the University’s program up there. It’s so exciting to show people the cosmos and educate them on both the science and the art side of astronomy. Can’t wait to share some of the images we caught through the Schuman 24-inch telescope with you! Have you ever participated in the SkyNight astronomy program here? It’s pretty awesome. —— If you’re interested in a deep space workshop mixed with landscape astrophotography here, please visit my website or email me for more info. —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30
Aperture: f/16
Shutter: 1/20 second 
ISO: 800
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
Southern Sky —— It was about a year ago I jumped on a plane to Australia for my first ever photo journey in the down under. I remember seeing the milkyway and the rest of the sky upside down and just feeling excited, confused, but mostly in awe. I was completely lost as I tried navigating the sky and it made me feel like a kid again. It was something new, something fresh and I wanted to photograph it all. I spent over a week outside of Melbourne exploring with @robynlakeman scouting locations for my Astrophotography workshop when we stumbled upon this place...Cape Schanck. We explored the area during sunset, ate some sandwiches in the car (it was cold out) and waited for the stars come out. This was my reaction when they finally did. It was glorious and I’m itching to go back! Where should I go in Australia next time? —— PS - Just added a Q&A highlight with @instagram ’s new question feature! Check it out. —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 15 seconds 
ISO: 6,400
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
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Tacna Haboob ----- Watch in 4k with Audio on FB! ----- Persistence paid off for me as I caught my first Haboob this monsoon season near Gila Bend yesterday but it wasn't easy! I was chasing a different storm down in Tucson when this wall of dust formed in Eloy and it was already massive by the time I was on the I-10 in Marana. I kept seeing photos from my storm chasing friends of how insane it was so I knew I had to capture it. I almost turned around after an hour of driving because I didn't think I was going to get ahead of it but I figured it would be better to kick myself for trying than not so I kept driving. Once I reached Gila Bend, there was already a ton of rain and about 5% visibility driving through all the dust and I had 20 mins before the sunset and still no sign of any clearing. It must have taken me an extra hour just to drive through the beast! I was very discouraged. Then boom! I saw the sun through the dust and I pumped my fists as I made it out of the dust. I quickly took the next exit where I saw fellow storm chasers set up on the overpass so I gave them a quick honk and set up down the road from them. 6 minutes later the haboob overtook me and we chased it further west. It was extremely difficult to get ahead of this massive haboob since I was late to the game but so happy I didn't turn around. This is the BEST haboob I've ever captured. The thing was cooking and it took me all the way to Yuma before I called it quits and drove the 4 hours back home. Anyways, I hope you enjoy it! Enjoy the BTS video on my Monsoon 2018 story highlight 🤙🏼 ———— Cameras: Sony A7s2 Canon 6D Lenses: Tamron 15-30 F/2.8 Canon 16-35 L F/2.8 Accessories: Miops Trigger for Timelapse PNY 128GB Elite SD Cards Vanguard Alta Pro 2 Carbon Fiber Tripods Music - Tony Anderson - No Place on Earth
Monsoon 2018 —— Finally...Monsoon has arrived here in Arizona! Today was my first chase day and my first lightning photo of the season. The chase started in Sedona, took us south around Phoenix, and then down to Marana where I caught this gem. After lots of running around trying to get out of the rain, wind, and dust...I stumbled upon this desert scene just in time. Moments after this photo was taken a "haboob" developed and made its way over I-10 and stopped traffic completely near Picacho Peak. You can see that video and more in my IG story. Anyways, I'm pretty excited how this turned out and can't wait to chase more this season. This is a single exposure and not a composite. Please share this post on your story and follow my account for more upcoming storm photos ⚡️ —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Sony a7s2
Lens: Canon 16-35LII
Aperture: f/22
Shutter: 1/4 second
ISO: 320
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
Kokopelli —— Excited to be heading back to Sedona for a private workshop this weekend! Doesn’t the shadow of the camper inside the cave kinda looked like Kokopelli figure? 🤷🏼‍♂️ —— PS - sorry for being MIA these past 5 days. I’ve taken some time off to celebrate my birthday and my friend’s birthdays....Just doing a lot of friend things. I promise to start posting some new content next week 🤙🏼 —— EXIF: —— Camera: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 20 seconds 
ISO: 12,800
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
Desert Night Light —— Exploring the desert at night under moon light is one of my favorite things to do. It’s often conceived that you can only photograph the stars and the milkyway during “new moon” which means the moon sets with the sun giving you a dark starry night. While this is true for best viewing...photogenically, shooting with a crescent moon can give you some great results too. My ideal shooting situation would be having a 20% crescent moon setting in the western horizon while the milkyway is rising or vertical in the South/East giving you naturally diffused side lighting over your scene. This night had about 35% moon, so a bit more than I like but I made it work. This is a 6 photo focus-stacked image. —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30
Aperture: f/4
Shutter: 20 seconds 
ISO: 3,200
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card Location: #tucson Arizona around @saguaronationalpark
Pleiades & Comet Lovejoy —— It’s been a while since I’ve posted any of my deep space photography so I wanted to post this gem. This is a photo from a few years ago taken of comet lovejoy next to m45. This image alone with a couple others can be found in last November’s issue of Arizona Highways! —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 70-200
Aperture: f/4
Shutter: 6 x 2 minutes 
ISO: 6,400 Star Tracker: Vixen Polarie
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
The Night Explorer ————————— Where is your favorite place to view the night sky? Mine has been Sedona lately. —— Exif —— Very rarely do I do exposure blends, but this place in Sedona was so dark that I had to do multiple exposures for a naturally lit, clean shot. Usually all the shots you see in my feed are single exposures. See settings below: —— Camera: @nikonusa D850 Lens: @sigmaphoto art 14-24mm - Sky: - Aperture: 2.8 Shutter: 20 seconds ISO: 8,000 - Foreground: - Aperture: 2.8 Shutter: 240 for landscape / 20 seconds for portrait ISO: 1,600 - Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber Memory: @pnyusa 128gb elite sd card
Kofa national Wildlife Refuge —— A new image taken at Kofa on Sunday Evening. Check out my new timelapse video I just posted on YouTube. Link in bio. Have you ever been here before? —— EXIF: —— Cameras: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30 @ 30mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 13 seconds 
ISO: 12,800
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
KOFA —— See full video on YouTube (link in bio) —— I made a pit stop at Kofa on the way home from Joshua Tree last night. It’s been almost 2 years since I’ve been out there and I’ve been wanting to shoot it under a crescent moon, so I said why not? It’s such a cool place with its cholla and ocotillo-infested landscape under hundred foot tall pinnacles. Definitely a place I recommend checking out and camping at. Anyways, I called my buddy @jessewatsonphoto who lives nearby in Yuma and told him I was going, so he met me. We arrived around sunset and shot all the way until 2am. I somehow had just enough energy to drive another 4 hours back to Tucson and was in bed at 6am. It was my 5th straight night of shooting and leading photography workshops so I was pretty pooped to say the least. All shots are from my trip back in 2016 except the clip with the fading milkyway foreground. That was shot last night as the crescent moon set in the west and milkyway rose in the east. —— EXIF: —— Cameras: @canonusa 6D
Lens: @tamronusa 15-30 & Canon 16-35
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 20 seconds 
ISO: 6,400 (night shots) Motion Control: @emotimo spectrum & @Dynamicperception stage one
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card Music: @sonnmusic
Due to monsoon moisture bringing some rain to AZ this weekend, I had to relocate my Sedona Astrophotography workshop to Joshua Tree National Park. I still have 2 open spots if anyone is interested! Please DM me if so! —— EXIF: —— Camera: Canon 6D
Lens: Canon 16-35L
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 20 seconds - single exposure 
ISO: 6,400
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
Dark desert nights 💫 _____ I still have open spots for both my Astrophotography Workshops in Phoenix and Sedona this weekend! Sedona Workshop might be relocated to Joshua Tree due to weather. More information on my website. Link in bio. —— EXIF: —— Camera: Sony a7s2
Lens: Tamron 15-30
Aperture: f/2.8
Shutter: 20 seconds 
ISO: 12,800
Tripod: @vanguardworld Alta Pro 2+ 264 carbon fiber
Memory: @pnyusa 128gb Elite SD Card
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